Application Analyst/ Developer x2

  • Per Day
    £500 to £600
  • Location
    Dundee City Council
  • Basis
    Contract

2x Applications Analyst/ Developer £500 – 600 per day (DOE)
Remote
6 Month Contract, Inside IR35

Our client is within the Education sector and is looking for 2 Application Analyst/ Developer to join their team and be accountable for the design, development and support of business applications ensuring that the COTS solutions fulfil business needs.

This role will need someone who is competent in the management of SITS:eVision and willing to develop further.

Key Responsibilities:

* To provide second line support for the Management System (SITS:eVision), troubleshooting problems as reported via the Service Desk, carrying out problem solving and configuration tasks to ensure the restoration of critical services.
* To carry out programming, configuration and development tasks ensuring that feasibility has been assessed and established; relevant documentation is maintained; test scripts are prepared, testing is successfully completed; and that information systems components are released into operations in accordance with IT policies and standards.
* To assess and recommend appropriate solutions to fulfil business requirements with current or new applications that will ensure the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
* To undertake feasibility studies and to assist in the development of formal business cases for proposed information systems as a basis for decision making at a senior management level.
* To provide technical advice, expertise and assistance to other teams and projects about the development and integration of information systems.
* To carry out data transformation (extract, transform and load) tasks and to provide reports as required by undertaking the appropriate analysis in response to business requirements.
* To provide technical advice, expertise and assistance to other teams and projects about the development and integration of information systems as directed by the Service Delivery Manager.
* To provide second line support for the information systems, troubleshooting problems as reported via the Service Desk, carrying out problem solving and configuration tasks to ensure the restoration of critical services.
* To monitor information systems for underutilisation, process deficiency or software malfunction and provide recommendations for remedial actions.
* To work with the Infrastructure to operate a robust backup and recovery procedure for all information systems and data.
* To develop and maintain documentation about the specification, design and build of information systems according to IT policies and standards.
* To train IT Operations staff proactively on new information systems to ensure they can deliver first line support effectively to minimise the demand on the Infrastructure and Systems Team.
* To work with the Service Delivery Manager to develop and apply technical policies to ensure the secure use of information systems in support of the business requirements.
* To manage the technical delivery of approved small projects (e.g. information system enhancements) ensuring that the agreed objectives are delivered within the original project scope.
* To provide expert advice and guidance to IT management teams in support of the IT strategic planning process and in support of technical change projects.
* To keep the Service Delivery Manager informed at all times of any performance issues, security concerns or future IT infrastructure system developments which may affect the business.
* To invoke third party support in accordance with established processes and to assist and support third party contractors in their work.
* To advise the Service Delivery Manager of any matters concerning safety, software licencing, computer viruses or similar issues that require further action.
* To ensure that all information is managed securely in accordance with policies and information related legislation.
* Be accountable for service delivery and quality of allocated work escalating issues when appropriate to senior colleagues.
* Promote service management and continual service improvement to improve quality of customer satisfaction with IT services.
* Contribute to horizon planning to support the management of team workload.
* Be familiar with relevant IT-related policies (acceptable use, data protection, FOI, information security, purchasing etc.) and advise colleagues and end-users accordingly.
* Build strong, constructive relationships with service users within your remit and beyond.
* Represent IT and externally amongst peer institutions and industry associations.
* Work effectively with IT colleagues to realise the approach.

Key Skills/ Person

* Microsoft SQL Server Stack (SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS)
* Experience of support and maintenance of major corporate business systems (Oracle eBusiness Suite, SAP)
* ITIL framework experience/ certification
* Project Management Experience

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